2014 ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

In our "Food Nannies: Who Decides What You Eat?" essay contest (2014), we selected 125 winning essays from nearly 7000 submitted!

Our First and Second Place winners appeared on John's weekly one-hour program, Stossel, on the Fox Business Network, on May 22nd. The show was broadcast on Thursday, May 29th..

Click an award certificate to read the corresponding essay.

1ST PLACE

2ND PLACE

TOP: The 2014 winners, after their appearance on Stossel on May 22, 2014: From Left: Caroline Clauson, 2014 2nd place winner; John Stossel; and Madeline Peltzer, 2014 1st place winner.

BOTTOM: SITC staff took the winners and their families to lunch at Bucca di Beppo at Times Square before the Stossel taping. From Left: Kurt Peltzer (Madeline's father), Amanda Schlan (SITC producer), Madeline Peltzer (1st Place Winner), Dawn Peltzer (Madeline's mother), Emmeline and Annabel Peltzer (Madeline's sisters), Jennifer Clauson (Caroline's mother), Natalie Clauson (Caroline's sister), Caroline Clauson (2nd Place Winner), Kathleen Wikstrom (SITC Operations Manager), and Andrea Millen Rich (SITC President).

3RD PLACE

4TH PLACE

5TH PLACE